STAF

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Name Element

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Origin and Meaning

Germanic name element

Old Norse

stafr = 'staff', 'stick', 'post' [1] [2] [3]
staf-r = 'staff', 'stick', 'post' [4]

Gothic

staf-s = 'staff', 'stick', 'post' [4]

Old High German

stab = 'staff', 'stick', 'post' [4]

Old Saxon

staf = 'staff', 'stick', 'post' [4]

Old Frisian

stef = 'staff', 'stick', 'post' [4]

Old English

stæf = 'staff', 'stick', 'post' [4]

Related Names

Combinations

Name
Element    
Example
GAUT see Gautstafr
RAD see Ráðstafr

Last Element Forms

-sta -staf -staff -stafr -stav -stava

References

  1. Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  2. Geir T. Zoëga: A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (1910)
  3. Richard Cleasby, Gudbrand Vigfusson: An Icelandic-English Dictionary (1874)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 Ferdinand Holthausen: Vergleichendes und Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Altwestnordischen (1948)